December 2008

Table of Contents

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    Interview |

    Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Playboy Interview: Amanda Warren

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    Interview |

    Playboy Interview: Hugh Jackman

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    Interview |

    Hugh Jackman Michael Fleming

    A candid conversation with the Broadway star turned action hero about life down under, Wolverine's dark psyche and why dancers get all the girls

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    Feature |

    Agenda For A New Era Gary Hart

    The Election is over. Now the real work begins

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    Pictorial |

    Sex In Cinema 2008 Stephen Rebello

    In a Hot Tub, during a cattle drive or after fleeing Guantanamo Bay, it was a sexy year at the movies

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    Feature |

    Classic Cartoons Of Christmas Past

    We've always known how to spread a bit of merriment at the holidays

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    Feature |

    The Endless Comebacks Of Ricky Williams Pat Jordan

    Why has the Miami Dolphin failed more drug tests, suffered so many injuries and been suspended more often than any other NFL player? The Golden boy himself explains it all

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    Feature |

    The Playboy Holiday Gift Guide

    Naughty? Nice? Same thing. Here's what to get when the getting's good

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    Pictorial |

    Virtually Perfect

    Our fifth annual look at the sexiest babes from the season's hottest games

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    Feature |

    Tip-Off '09: Playboy's College Basketball Preview Daivd Kaplan

    Will anyone beat the Tar Heels? The national championship is North Carolina's to lose

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    Feature |

    Grande Venti Mocha Oprah Chai Denis Leary

    The most irreverent man in America has the hots for Ms. Winfrey. What the hell is he drinking?

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    Pictorial |

    Playmate: Jennifer And Natalie Campbell Stephen Wayda

    Double Trouble Celebrating sisterly love with two Misses December

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    Feature |

    Comic Heroes Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, Walter Mosley And Jodi Picoult

    Celebrated writers pay tribute to the best of the strips: Spider-man, Wonder Woman, Batman, Li'L Abner and introducing the Epiphany

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    Pictorial |

    The Hunt For The 55Th Anniversary Playmate

    A little tease for what's in store in next month's historic issue

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    Feature |

    Playboy's Music Poll 2008

    For this year's breakthrough artists-Katy Perry, for example, or Duffy or Santogold- grit is a defining characteristic. Other acts proved their mettle too: Metallica stormed back, Lil Wayne and Nas beat the odds to follow success with success?..

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    Feature |

    The Playboy Bar: Scotch

    "I should never have switched from scotch to martinis" -Humphrey Bogart's last words

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    20Q |

    Rosario Dawson Stephen Rebello

    The dangerously sexy star of Seven Pounds talks about growing up poor, hanging out on nude beaches, her crush on Luke Perry, waiting for that big breakthrough and the special moment when your grandparents see you naked in a movie

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    Fiction |

    Blood's A Rover James Ellroy

    It's 1968. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are dead. The mob, Howard Hughes and J. Edgar Hoover are in struggle for America's soul. Wayne Tedrow Jr. is an ex-cop turned assassin, dope cooker and mouthpiece who plays all sides and plays to win.

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    Pictorial |

    Carol Alt In The Raw Jamie Malanowski

    The supermodel exposes the secret to a healthy life